Italians in Richmond

Italians in Richmond (HM1Y80)

Location: Richmond, VA 23222
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 34.547', W 77° 25.08'

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Italian immigrants were a small but cohesive segment of Richmond's population by the 1850s. Local artist Ferruccio Legnaioli, who employed many Italian immigrant artisans, influenced the cityscape with his ornamental designs for the facades of prominent buildings early in the 20th century. In 1927 the Italian-American community gave the city a statue of Christopher Columbus, designed by Legnaioli and erected near Byrd Park. From the 1920s to the 1960s about 100 families, primarily from Tuscany, resided in a tight-knit "Little Italy" here in North
Highland Park. Central to community life were restauranteur Umberto Balducci's villa, the Italian Club, and St. Elizabeth Catholic Church.
HM NumberHM1Y80
Year Placed2016
Placed ByDepartment of Historic Resources
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, May 9th, 2017 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 286472 N 4161497
Decimal Degrees37.57578333, -77.41800000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 34.547', W 77° 25.08'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 34' 32.82" N, 77° 25' 4.8" W
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Area Code(s)804
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3301-3399 Carolina Ave, Richmond VA 23222, US
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